Ride Machete - 2011

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Looking for a slightly tamer, softer version of the DH2 to jib around the mountain but you still want the versatility to ride pow and hit the big jumps in the park? The Ride Machete is exactly that; so if you like the DH2 but your focus is slightly more on jibbing and rails, rather than big the bigger features in the park, then the Machete should be your weapon of choice.

Manufacturer's Description:

The award-winning Machete snowboard features Ride’s LowRize rocker shape eliminating hook without sacrificing pop. Cutting through the competition, this go anywhere freestyle snowboard combines our new Pop Rods 1.0 for an extra dose of pop, with 85A Slimewalls and Cleave Edge for a smooth twin built to last. Find out why the Machete made Snowboarder Magazines first place in Best of Test!

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for rail riding Medium cost snowboard Available in Wide Rocker construction Twin shape

Year: 2011

Available Lengths (cm):
152, 155, 158, 160, 162, 157W, 161W, 164W

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park

Specifications:

Pop Rods 1.0 reinforcement
Thin Con construction
85A Slimewalls
LowRize Rocker profile
Carbon Array 3 reinforcement
Cleave Edge
Biaxial Glass laminates
Fusion 4000 Base
Centered stance
FLEX 6/10

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What colour is powder?

Tom Lacey on November 16, 2010 at 01:11 AM

hey, just hoping for some advice; im 5,11 and 169lb. want a decent all round board with plenty of scope for park and kickers. do i either choose this, or the jdub magtek? if so what sizing would you recommend for either and what bindings might you recommend? thanks alot. Tom.UK

jeremy on December 13, 2010 at 05:51 PM

I bought this board and it is a great board does greta on pretty much everything its sturdy and a fun board to ride.

Tim F on February 20, 2011 at 06:59 AM

Just bought this board after testing it on Whistler. It was a blast to ride, handles very well on pretty much everything. It’s flexible, but not over the top. This allows it to ride well through chop,ice, and powder. I tried quite a few boards this year, and for the price you can’t really beat how well this baby rides all over the mountain, I highly recommend this board.

Jono on July 25, 2011 at 09:24 AM

How did it handle in the pow?

Tim f on July 25, 2011 at 05:23 PM

It was pretty good, not amazing, but I am slightly heavier than most. I would give it 8/10

Bobby on October 18, 2011 at 03:40 PM

Is this a good all mountain board? I’m relatively new to boarding, but I really like the park and cruising around the mountain. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!

Rich Ewbank on October 18, 2011 at 04:33 PM

Yes the Ride Machete is a good board for riding the park and cruising around the resort runs and a progressive ride for somebody new-ish to snowboarding.

Tim f on October 18, 2011 at 04:34 PM

I use it for the whole mountain. Great board period.

Bobby on October 18, 2011 at 04:53 PM

That’s great news. One last question, I’m from the ice coast, so typically every trail is groomed or iced. How has this board been on these types of surfaces? Thanks again!

Rich Ewbank on October 18, 2011 at 04:59 PM

I’m not a big fan of Ride’s urethane sidewalls on ice I don’t think the edge hold is quite as good as with firm Ptex sidewalls. You might also want to take a look at a board that incorporates Magne-Traction if you are mostly riding icy trails and you don’t want to ride camber.

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